This Day In Wrestling History – May 25th‏

May 25, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2002 – WWE Confidential airs for the first time on Spike TV. This was a fairly radical show for WWE, as it did not feature wrestling, rather it showcased WWE behind the scenes. The program occasionally broke kayfabe, something unheard of at that time

Title Changes

1982 – Tiger Mask defeats Les Thornton to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1986 – Terry Taylor defeats Buzz Sawyer to win the UWF Television Title

1989 – Jushin Liger defeats Hiroshi Hase to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1989 – Salman Hashimikov defeats Big Van Vader to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

1992 – Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kenta Kobashi defeat Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1997 – on Raw, Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels defeat The British Bulldog & Owen Hart to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Raw, The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeat Kane & X-Pac to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2002 – the WWE Hardcore Title is passed from Steven Richards to Tommy Dreamer, to Raven and back to Richards


Happy birthday to current AAA World Champion Ricky ‘El (Judas) Mesias’ Banderas (37), former WWF personality Frenchy Martin (62) and 2-time WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio (35)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former NWA and AWA Womens Champion June Byers (90)

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